Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is a Robert Dawson Evans Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
She is author of over 800 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She has been continuously NIH funded since 1998, and currently is multi-Principal Investigator on an R01 atrial fibrillation grant [2R01HL092577-14], several chronic pain grants, and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation.
Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.
In addition to her research, she is Associate Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A passionate and dedicated mentor, she has won local and national awards for mentoring, education, and research. She was inducted into the Association of American Physicians and she won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.
An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update. She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Primary Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScM

Publications

  • Published on 3/15/2022

    Remein CD, Childs E, Beard J, Demers LB, Benjamin EJ, Wingerter SL. "Getting Started": A Pilot Introductory Narrative Writing Session for Interprofessional Faculty in Academic Health Sciences. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2022; 13:265-274. PMID: 35313635.

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  • Published on 3/12/2022

    Douglas PS, Mack MJ, Acosta DA, Benjamin EJ, Biga C, Hayes SN, Ijioma NN, Jay-Fuchs L, Khandelwal AK, McPherson JA, Mieres JH, Roswell RO, Sengupta PP, Stokes N, Wade EA, Yancy CW. 2022 ACC Health Policy Statement on Building Respect, Civility, and Inclusion in the Cardiovascular Workplace: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Mar 12. PMID: 35307518.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    Kornej J, Ko D, Lin H, Murabito JM, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L, Preis SR. The association between social network index, atrial fibrillation, and mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. Sci Rep. 2022 03 10; 12(1):3958. PMID: 35273243.

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  • Published on 3/4/2022

    Roselli C, Yu M, Nauffal V, Georges A, Yang Q, Love K, Weng LC, Delling FN, Maurya SR, Schrölkamp M, Tfelt-Hansen J, Hagège A, Jeunemaitre X, Debette S, Amouyel P, Guan W, Muehlschlegel JD, Body SC, Shah S, Samad Z, Kyryachenko S, Haynes C, Rienstra M, Le Tourneau T, Probst V, Roussel R, Wijdh-Den Hamer IJ, Siland JE, Knowlton KU, Jacques Schott J, Levine RA, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Horne BD, Muhlestein JB, Benfari G, Enriquez-Sarano M, Natale A, Mohanty S, Trivedi C, Shoemaker MB, Yoneda ZT, Wells QS, Baker MT, Farber-Eger E, Michelena HI, Lundby A, Norris RA, Slaugenhaupt SA, Dina C, Lubitz SA, Bouatia-Naji N, Ellinor PT, Milan DJ. Genome-wide association study reveals novel genetic loci: a new polygenic risk score for mitral valve prolapse. Eur Heart J. 2022 Mar 04. PMID: 35245370.

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  • Published on 2/21/2022

    Schnabel RB, Magnussen C, Schulz A, Ojeda FM, Schmitt VH, Arnold N, Sinning CR, Beutel ME, Schmidtmann I, Pfeiffer N, Leuschner A, Lackner KJ, Gori T, Benjamin EJ, Binder H, Wild PS, Blankenberg S, Münzel T. Non-invasive peripheral vascular function, incident cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population. Cardiovasc Res. 2022 02 21; 118(3):904-912. PMID: 33724298.

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  • Published on 2/12/2022

    Kornej J, Lin H, Trinquart L, Jackson CR, Ko D, Benjamin EJ, Preis SR. Neck Circumference and Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 02 15; 11(4):e022340. PMID: 35156385.

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  • Published on 2/9/2022

    Millar CL, Dufour AB, Shivappa N, Habtemariam D, Murabito JM, Benjamin EJ, Hebert JR, Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Sahni S. A proinflammatory diet is associated with increased odds of frailty after 12-year follow-up in a cohort of adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 02 09; 115(2):334-343. PMID: 34558613.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Prescott BR, Saglam H, Duskin JA, Miller MI, Thakur AS, Gholap EA, Hutch MR, Smirnakis SM, Zafar SF, Dupuis J, Benjamin EJ, Greer DM, Ong CJ. Anisocoria and Poor Pupil Reactivity by Quantitative Pupillometry in Patients With Intracranial Pathology. Crit Care Med. 2022 02 01; 50(2):e143-e153. PMID: 34637415.

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  • Published on 1/28/2022

    Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among US Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Jan 28. PMID: 35089853.

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  • Published on 1/18/2022

    Volgman AS, Nair G, Lyubarova R, Merchant FM, Mason P, Curtis AB, Wenger NK, Aggarwal NT, Kirkpatrick JN, Benjamin EJ. Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients 75 Years and Older: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 01 18; 79(2):166-179. PMID: 35027110.

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